Mechatronics is the word of 2019. It’s technology that combines electronics and mechanical engineering. It’s not new – but it’s an area that’s growing exponentially. For Avantis International, it’s bringing together two key areas of expertise to create new opportunities for door and window fabricators and installers.
“In the glazing industry, most people know us for hardware,” says Mark Bromley, CEO of Avantis. “But that’s just part of the business. Avantis is one of South East Asia’s leading manufacturers of electronic sensors and indicators for a global market. We provide products into sectors such as water filtration, pharmaceutical and medical, as well as distance and measurement.
“We manufacture the indicators that tell customers when the cartridges in water filtration jugs need changing for Europe’s leading water filtration company. This requires a high degree of accuracy and consistency. Avantis has been producing sensors and indicators for seven years, and during that time we have supplied 91 million smart indicators globally.”
As part of the hardware development programme, Avantis has invested into mechatronic assembly lines in Malaysia, making them capable of integrating electronics into high security locking systems.
Mark adds: “Avantis has the capability, know-how and capacity to deliver volume electronics to homeowners through customers in the window and door industry.
“In 2019 we are launching Kubu. It’s a simple and affordable solution for the mass market that combines the mechanical lock and electronic sensor. The official launch of the products will be at FIT Show 2019, where we will be demonstrating how it works and the benefits to fabricators, installers and homeowners. More excitingly, we will show how it will integrate with the smart home technology that’s becoming an essential feature in many homes.
“We believe that 2019 is year for mechatronics, and Avantis has expertise and experience in both electronics and mechanical engineering. This is backed up with a huge investment programme to bring exciting new products into the glazing industry.
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